Are you looking for short korean dramas that you can finish in one sitting? You can watch these series while stuck on traffic, waiting for someone, or when you just don’t want long term commitments. We got you covered bes!
Here are 21 short and sweet dramas that you can finish in four hours or less.
1. You Drive Me Crazy!
Duration: 2 episodes (30 minutes per episode; 1 hour to finish the drama)
Plot: Han Eun-sung (Lee Yoo-young) and Kim Rae-wan (Kim Seon-ho) have been friends for 8 years but their relationship changes after they sleep together.
2. Secret Queen Makers
Duration: 7 episodes (15 minutes per episode; 1 hour and 45 minutes to finish the mini series)
Plot: ‘Secret Queen Makers’ is a drama about a geeky girl that turned out to be beautiful. She will be helped by the 6 male lead actors.
3. Queen of the Ring
Duration: 6 episodes (30 minutes per episode; 3 hours to finish the drama)
Plot: Story about a girl Nan-hee (Kim Seul-gi) who does not believe in herself because she feels she does not look as pretty as others. One day she receives a ring which holds a family secret. Due to the magical ring, she gets Se-gun (Ahn Hyo-seop) who’s a handsome guy but has a cold-blooded personality to see her as his ideal type.
4. Seven First Kisses
Duration: 8 episodes (9-12 minutes per episode; 1 and a half hour to finish the drama)
Plot: Min Soo-jin (Lee Cho-hee) is a Lotte Duty Free store employee who has never been in a relationship before. One day, she meets with the goddess of date (Choi Ji-woo) who grants her an attempt to pick the perfect partner for her first kiss among seven men. Her options are firstly, a religious tech billionaire (Lee Joon-gi), a serious yet romantic boss (Park Hae-jin), a sexy secret agent (Ji Chang-wook), an adorable younger male friend (Kai), an innocent chaebol heir (Ok Taec-yeon), a beloved k-idol (Lee Jong-suk) and finally a free-spirited travel writer (Lee Min-ho).
5. The Boy Next Door
Duration: 15 episodes (6 minutes per episode; 1 hour and 30 minutes to finish the web drama)
Plot: College students, Park Kyu-tae (Choi Woo-shik) and Sung Gi-jae (Jang Ki-yong) are two awkward neighbours that have a small disliking towards each other. After an accident the two boys move in together. They soon figure out that they are both friends with Kim Min-ah. The two end up in hilarious, awkward situations that leads Min-ah and her closeted boyfriend to believe they are gay. Adapted from a webtoon.
6. Page Turner
Duration: 3 episodes (1 hour per episode; 3 hours to finish the drama)
Plot: Story of a piano prodigy Yoon Yoo-seul (Kim So-hyun) who goes blind after a car accident, and struggles to get her life back on track with the help of Jung Cha-sik (Jisoo), a fellow aspiring pianist and Seo Jin-mok (Shin Jae-ha), her former rival who later becomes a supporter.
7. One Sunny Day
Duration: 10 episodes (12 minutes per episode; 2 hours to finish the whole short series)
Plot: Kim Ji-ho (So Ji-sub) is a broken hearted man who winds up in Jeju Island for a work project but he keeps running into a girl (Kim Ji-won). Both of them get robbed and have to sleep in the same guest house. They depend on each other for a day as his wallet and her phone got stolen. As they stay in Jeju Island, she heals his broken heart and they fall in love.
8. Splash Splash Love
Duration: 2 episodes (1 hour and 10 minutes per episode; 2 hours and 20 minutes to finish the drama)
Plot: Dan-Bi (Kim Seul-Gi) is a senior high school student. She has a special ability which allows her to transport to anywhere on rainy days. For her university entrance exam, Dan-Bi can’t deal with the pressure and runs off to a playground. Without knowing why, she goes into a puddle and finds herself transported to the Joseon period. There, she meets Lee Do (Yoon Doo-Joon). He is a young King of the Joseon period. Lee Do is in a difficult situation due to droughts and the spread of an epidemic.
9. Be Positive
Duration: 6 episodes (10 minutes per episode; 1 hour to finish the drama)
Plot: A story about Hwan-dong (Do Kyung-soo),a film major who is preparing for his graduation project as a movie director. His script wins a grand prize, but he faces difficulty after difficulty while trying to finalize the film. He asks his ex-girlfriend Hye-jung (Chae Seo-jin) to play the main role in his production. She is understandably surprised at his bold request but in any case, she agreed. He completes his production with success.
Duration: 2 episodes (1 hour and 10 minutes per episode; 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete)
Plot: Due to his ex-wife’s debt, Joon-Man (Lee Kwang-Soo) had no choice but to work for a gang boss. Even though he has a warm personality, he works as a loan shark. To get debt from an ice hockey coach, Joon-Man joins the ice hockey team.
11. Another Parting
Duration: 5 episodes (10 minutes per episode; 50 minutes to finish the drama)
Plot: The story about a man (Seo In-guk) and a woman (Wang Ji-won) who met at the last moments of their life and the one very special day they share together. The man wants to go until the end, while the woman really wanted to live.
12. We Broke Up
Duration: 10 episodes (15 minutes per episode; 2 hour and a half to finish)
Plot: A musician (Kang Seung-yoon) and a college student (Sandara Park) break up, but are stuck still living together.
13. Hymn of Death
Duration: 6 episodes (35 minutes per episode; 3 and a half hour to finish)
Plot: The series depicts the tragic romance between Joseon’s first soprano Yun Sim-deok and a genius playwright Kim Woo-jin.
14. Love for a Thousand More
Duration: 10 episodes (20 minutes per episode; 3 hours and 34 minutes to complete)
Plot: Story about a 1,000-year-old woman named Pyeon Mi-jo (Hwang Seung-eon), who became immortal after she met a certain unidentified man. She has been offering her love counseling services to people based on her experiences over the past 1,000 years, until she finds true love with Yoo Jun-woo (Kang Seung-yoon) who is the leader of the hip-hop crew Krunk Soul.
15. Last Minute Romance
Duration: 15 episodes (10 minutes per episode; 2 and a half hour finish the drama)
Plot: Baek-Se (Han Seung-Yeon) lives an ordinary life. She is a big fan of a top star. One day, Baek-Se is diagnosed with a terminal disease and she doesn’t have much time left to live. She decides to have a contract date with Dong-Joon (Lee Seo-Won) who looks just like the top star she likes.
16. Ping Pong Ball
Duration: 2 episodes (1 hour episode; more or less 2 hours to finish the short series)
Plot: Kim Young-Joon (Ji Soo) is a philosophy major at a university. He confessed to a girl at the same university about his feelings for her, but the girl rejected him. He experiences hard times because of her rejection of him. Kim Young-Joon then meets mysterious homeless man Kim Deuk-Hwan (Yoo Jae-Myung) who lives under a small bridge near Kim Young-Joon’s apartment complex who has also experienced failure in love and bonds with Kim Young-Joon.
17. If We Were A Season
Duration: 1 episode (1 hour to finish)
Plot: Yoon Hae-rim (Chae Soo-bin) and Uhm Gi-seok (Jang Dong-yoon), two high school students born on the same day, are raised together as neighbours since birth. They are close and precious to each other. One day, a transfer student from Seoul, Oh Dong-kyeong (Jinyoung), appears.
18. Waiting For Love
Duration: 2 episodes (1 hour episode; 2 hours to finish)
Plot: Love story between young men and women.
19. The Universe’s Star
Duration: 6 episodes (30 minutes per episode; 3 hours to finish)
Plot: The Universe’s Star is a love story between a gifted singer-songwriter Woo-joo (Kim Jun-myeon) and Byul (Ji Woo), a 19-year-old student who becomes the Grim Reaper after dying in an accident.
20. Touching You
Duration: 12 episodes (14 minutes per episode; more or less 3 hours to finish)
Plot: Jin Woo (2PM’s Ok Taecyeon) is a man on a mission. With the ability to see the future, he is tasked to watch over and protect Hee Young (Song Ha-yoon), a beautiful aspiring makeup artist, who has death looming over her. Taking a job at a cosmetics shop where Hee Young works, Jin Woo develops feelings for her and finds out that there’s more to the cause of her doomed fate than he initially thought.
21. Individualist Ms. Ji Young
Duration: 2 episodes (1 hour episode; more or less 2 hours to finish)
Plot: A staunch individualist, Ji Young (Min Hyo Rin) likes to do things alone and avoids having any type of relationship with others. Her little quiet world is shaken when the cheery and clingy Byeok Soo (Gong Myung) enters her life, making her realize that some company and, perhaps, being loved aren’t that bad after all.
Enjoy watching without long term commitment bes! Hahaha.